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Noel Towell is a reporter for The Canberra Times.
Noel Towell Bid for more compensation knocked back
Noel Towell Public servants who fight organised crime for the Australian Crime Commission have been asked to give up any pay rises for the next three years.
Noel Towell A ballot will be used to allocate precious spaces to DFAT public servants.
Noel Towell Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is being blamed for torpedoing a modest pay rise for public servants at the government's grains research body.
Noel Towell Public servants and defence personnel face rough justice when they challenge the might of their Commonwealth employers in the main federal tribunal, new research reveals.
Noel Towell The federal government has failed in a legal bid to deny compensation to a Commonwealth chauffeur who hurt her shoulder carrying heavy bags for former defence minister Stephen Smith while he sat in...
Noel Towell Parliamentary Services boss Carol Mills has hit back at the clerk of the Senate Rosemary Laing.
Noel Towell Public servants will live almost four years longer, on average, than other workers, according to new research.
Noel Towell A former public servant has vowed to continue his legal battle to unmask an anonymous colleague who accused him of moonlighting as an outlaw bikie, supplying hard drugs to prostitutes in return for...
Noel Towell The Industry Department is splashing out tens of thousands of dollars for VIP parking in Civic for an elite group of bureaucrats.
Noel Towell Federal privacy authorities have been called in after Centrelink left full personal and financial details of clients lying around at a Brisbane suburban railway station last month.
Noel Towell The Tax Office has angrily rejected reports its officials referred to underperforming public servants as duds.
Noel Towell Senior official tries to derail the hiring of Carol Mills for the job of Clerk of the House of Commons in London.
Noel Towell Federal government departments are poised to wage war on "dud" public servants in their ranks.
Noel Towell The shocking treatment of a breastfeeding public servant at the Agriculture Department in Canberra has spurred bosses there to transform their workplace into one of Australia’s best for...
Noel Towell Up to 45 Treasury department public servants were told on Wednesday they were out of a job.
Noel Towell Labor says public service jobs in the Department of Human Services could be sent to Asia if a privatisation of key departmental functions goes ahead.
Noel Towell The Australian Taxation Office is under pressure to enshrine breastfeeding rights for new mothers into its workplace agreement amid internal criticism that it is failing to provide a...
Noel Towell Warnings of 20,000 public service job losses after a sell-off of Medicare payment functions are “alarmist exaggerations”, according to the Minister for Human Services.
Noel Towell Departmental plans for wages and conditions have failed the Abbott government’s toughness tests.